Yum! Brands, owner of Pizza Hut, has pledged to give away free medium two-topping pizzas to its Hut Rewards members if the record for the fastest touchdown in Super Bowl history is broken in the 2018 game. That's free pie for the whole country, including all of us here in Central New York.

It could happen.

So, area Pizza Huts should brace themselves for an onslaught. Those locations include Rome, Herkimer, Oneida, CooperstownNew Hartford, Hamilton, Chittenango, and Syracuse. There are a few ways this free pizza scenario could come to life.

But first, the record to beat. Devin Hester needed just 14 seconds to return the opening kick-off to the house for the Bears in 2007.

Don't root for THAT to happen again; it would probably take longer than 14 seconds, because Hester was one of the fastest players in NFL history.

Actually, our odds would be better if the opening kick is NOT returned at all. We want a kicker to boot the ball out of the end zone. No time would come off the clock. Then, it could happen...

A touchdown pass on the game's first play from scrimmage. New England's Tom Brady or Philadelphia's Nick Foles tosses a 75-yard bomb and...free pizza.

That same type of TD could even occur on the game's SECOND play from scrimmage, as long as the first play were an incomplete pass, which would stop the clock.

Or, how about a "pick-six" on the game's first play? Somebody intercepts Brady or Foles and has a 30-yard sprint to the end zone. Nine seconds elapse. Bam. We’re eating free pie. A quick sack and fumble return would also do the trick.

Lots of possibilities, whether you’re a Tom Brady fan or a Tom Brady hater—or just a pizza lover. Just make sure to register ahead of time for Hut Rewards or it won't count.